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4 x 1 sen Japanese definitive cancelled with s/r cds PEKING IJPO, 25 August 1905, on picture postcard of Tokyo Park; fine example of Japanese Post Office in China

Reference: 1180
French Post Office in China to Italy 1916

French PO's in China 3 x 4c on 10c and 2 x 2c on 5c (SG 84, 85) plus on reverse 2 x 4c on 10c and 2 x 2c on 5c (28c rate); all cancelled Pékin Chine d/r cds 13 October 1916; b/s Livorno 12 Nov 1916; some envelope faults but a very scarce franking

Reference: 1089
Dutch East Indies 'Chinese' Cover 1887

10c PS envelope cancelled No 2 in lozenge of dots; from Sederang to Sadem, 18 May 1887; Chinese text address in black and transit cachets in red; b/s RENBANG 19 May 1887 and h/s 'Lasem'(?), a colourful card

Reference: 834
CHINA NOW

A survey of the basic aspects of the development of modern China, intended as an educational work for students of present day China, by D J Dwyer, written from Hong Kong, Longmans 1973, 510 pps with sealed in dust-jacket, ex Essex County Library but sound, illustrated with maps and diagrams (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: 327
BOOK THE DRAGON WAKES

Scholarly work on the development of China and its relations with the Western world 1793-1911, by Christopher Hibbert, Longmans 1970, 427 pps, illustrated, indexed, with bibliography, with dust jacket, a classic work of importance for the modern world (postage GB 1st £3.50, 2nd £3.00, abroad £9.00)

Reference: 325
MANCHUKUO RED BAND ENVELOPE TO SHANGHAI 1936

6 x 5 fen (3 on reverse) + 4 fen Manchukuo issues (SG 57 or 61, 58) on China Mail 'Red Band' envelope, all cancelled with special cachet in red; small Chinese control handstamp; on reverse Shanghai arrival 19 September 1936 (? date unclear); scarce & spectacular cover in good condition

Reference: 367
FRENCH INDO-CHINA REGISTERED ITEM TO INDIA 1926

Indo-China definitive issues 20c +3 x 5c & on reverse 2 x 1/5c +2 x 4/5c, a 37c rate, (1 5c has the millesime 5), with R registration h/s; on reverse arrival cds 4 & 5 August 1926 & curious half moon d/s 18 November 1944 with signature. Envelope fragile with faults and frayed edges

Reference: 200
FRENCH INDO CHINA REGISTERED ENVELOPE SAIGON TO INDIA 1926.

Indo-China 20c + strip 3 x 5c with millesime 5 definitives on front of registered envelope, with pair 4/5c + pair 1/5c on reverse, Saigon to Kottaiyur, India, with Indian transit & arrival datestamps on reverse; (On reverse there is also a curious half-moon datestamp 18 November 1944). faults to envelope & frayed at edge.

Reference: 149
JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF NORTH CHINA POSTAL CARD c1941

No value imprint military postal card stated to be of the Japanese Occupation of North China, c1941; all in native scripts, including the message on the reverse, with Censor handstamps. Some very light creasing, otherwise in good condition for this, and very scarce.

Reference: 117
FRENCH INDO-CHINA: 1936 REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER TO FRANCE.

1936 registered airmail cover to Paris with stamps cancelled by partial HANOI RP TONKIN postmarks dated 27.6.36.

Reference: 079H